According the US Air Force an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft crashed at a base in southern Afghanistan yesterday.
The incident is not suspected to be of a hostile nature and no casualties have been reported.
In a statement, Captain Bryan L Bouchard said the MQ-9 Reaper went down at Kandahar Airfield.
He said the cause of the crash is under investigation but he added that “hostile fire was not a factor”.
Kandahar Airfield, which is the largest base in Afghanistan, is being renovated by the US-NATO mission for mixed military and civilian use.